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July 2019

Cinematography for Photographers with Paolo Cascio – SA

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Santa Ana, 3309 South Bristol St.Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92704 United States
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Los Angeles based Paolo Cascio is an award winning cinematographer & photographer and will be sharing over 3 decades of experience on how to create cinematic images. Learn about important tools, settings for your camera, lighting continuity, screen direction, camera movement, editing, sound and more. This course will include hands on live shooting as well as lecture, and will be the key to unlock everything you need to help launch you into the world of cinematography. Your ability to create…

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The Travel Photo Essay: Describing a Journey Through Images with Mark Edward Harris – Pasadena

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samys Camera Photo School Pasadena, 1759 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106 United States
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From establishing shots to environmental portraits, award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris discusses and demonstrates the techniques and concepts necessary to create a professional looking photo essay, a series of images that tell a cohesive story. After the classroom lecture, Mark will lead students on a hands-on photo shoot.  During the hands-on section of the class students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice.  This dynamic day of photography will conclude with a critique and discussion of marketing travel photo essays.…

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August 2019

Alabama Hills Weekend Photography Workshop with Stan Moniz

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - August 4 @ 1:00 pm

This weekend workshop will begin with a sunset shoot in the Alabama Hills.  Alabama Hills, located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, is known for its stunning rock formations, rounded contours and natural arches.  One of the most famous arches, Mobius Arch, almost perfectly frames Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the contiguous USA. As darkness descends, Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz will teach you the proper techniques for capturing the Milky Way and night sky above. Other topics covered may include light…

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The Master Print with Natasha Calzatti – PAS

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This workshops will cover what you need to know to make the finest digital prints from your digital camera files.  From exposure to adjustment/optimization to choosing the right paper.  Examples of different fine-art papers will be shown to make the best possible prints.  And beyond the technical details, you will learn ways to make your images stronger and more compelling. This course will cover: • Workflow for the master file concept using Photoshop • Using Adobe Camera Raw and or…

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Capture One Pro Master Class with Natasha Calzatti

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Samy’s Photo School Pasadena, 1759 East Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91106 United States
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Find out what Capture One is and does and how it can help you process and organize your images. In Capture One Pro Master Class, instructor Natasha Calzatti will offer an easy-to-understand introduction to this useful program. Learn how to import your images, understand the difference between a referenced catalog and a session. Experience hands-on tethered shooting setup. Learn how the adjustment sliders affect your images, how best to use the histogram, and how to fix your problem images. Learn…

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Public Places, Private Moments: Street Photography with David Herman

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States

Do you like to wander? Do you have a sense of humor? Do you observe the subtle interplay between people? If so, you are a street photographer. In this workshop, David Herman will cover everything a photographer needs to know to take interesting, unique images of people in an urban environment including philosophy, technique, composition and equipment. Simply bring basic knowledge of your camera, (the smaller the camera, the better) and a desire to capture the energy of the city…

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Street Photography, Framing the Social Landscape with Scott Globus, Polk Street Blues Festival

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Samys Camera San Francisco, 1090 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

This is a two-part workshop.  The first part is from 10am-11:30am at Samy’s Camera.  The second part is from 1pm-4pm and will take place at the Polk Street Blues Festival. In a series of talks on Street Photography, Scott Globus will present a curated collection of images from great masters of street photography with the goal of stimulating creative exploration, appreciation and depiction of our social landscape. Along the way he will also show some of his own work and the…

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The Sony Alpha Experience at Samy’s Camera – LA

August 23 @ 11:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
Samy’s Camera Los Angeles, 431 S. Fairfax Avenue, Classroom on 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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Free

LIVE MODEL SHOOTS 10:30am-12:30pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm Enjoy live Model Shoots with Instagram Celebrity Models. The Live Model Shoot will be on August 23rd and August 24th from 10:30am-12:30pm and again from 2:30pm-4:30pm CRITIQUE SESSIONS  1:30pm-3pm Do you ever wonder how you can improve your photography? What are your strengths and what areas should you work on? A critique can be a very powerful learning tool. Get direct feedback from your images. Learning from YouTube videos can be a great way…

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California Beach Look with Gregg Cobarr

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venice Beach, 2 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291 United States
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Most photographers in California have either tried to photograph someone at a beach setting or have wanted to. This workshop is designed to not only give a photographer more confidence in shooting at the beach and surrounding areas, but to inspire the photographer by demonstrating a variety of techniques that will enable them to create professional looking “California Beach Look” images. This workshop will also help the photographer build a more interesting and exciting portfolio. This photography workshop’s key purpose…

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Milky Way Astrophotography in Joshua Tree with Stan Moniz

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - September 1 @ 12:30 am

Enjoy an evening under the stars with with professional adventure photographer and Sony ambassador Stan Moniz. This event will be held in Joshua Tree national park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California. Stan designed this workshop to be an enjoyable experience covering basic camera theory and details to capturing the beauty of the night sky. Key points include the 500 rule, how to capture sharp stars, light painting, composition, the use of filters to eliminate light…

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